Chemistry

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84.502 Matter in Context Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 30762
Status Active

This is the first course of a two-semester chemistry program that provides teachers with everyday experiences that are directly related to fundamental chemical concepts. As such, it emphasizes the need to make careful observations, collect data, formulate conclusions and make predictions based on those findings. Teachers gain knowledge and skills by observing local chemical phenomena that allow them to then examine more complex chemical systems like global warming, ozone depletion, and the greenhouse effect; air and water quality; ecosystems; environmental factors in evolution and biodiversity; the earth, and the food web. Inherent in this process is an exposure to modeling, both developing and using physical and mathematical models to describe observed chemical phenomena. Teachers will practice inquiry methods, enhance their critical thinking skills and learn to use a variety of technical and laboratory skills to design, perform and interpret experiments

84.514 Advanced Analytical Chemistry Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 7701
Status Active

Designed to provide graduate students and senior undergraduate students with an understandingof the principles and the theory of analytical measurements and instrumentation. The course isdivided into three sections consisting of a) analytical measurements including potentiometry andvoltammetry, b) spectrophotometric measurements (i.e. molecular spectrometry), and c) ionicequilibria and statistics. This course is required for graduate programs in Analytical Chemistryand Environmental Studies (Ph.D.) and is recommended for students in other graduate programssuch as Biology, Biochemistry and Environmental Studies (MS) and other areas of chemistry.

84.516 Advanced Techniques Credits: 3

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Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 7703
Status Active

84.520 Chronatography Credits: 3

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Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 7706
Status Active

84.523 Organic Reaction Mechanisms Credits: 3

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Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 7708
Status Active

Provides insight into how reactions occur and how reaction mechanisms are studied. Emphasis is placed on bonding, structure and reactivity. Conformational analysis and stereoelectronic effects, including an introduction to the application of computational chemistry to these subjects.

84.524 Organic Synthesis Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 7709
Status Active

Mechanism, scope and limitations of important selected types of reactions and design of synthetic sequences. Emphasis is placed on methodology of synthesis and current literature.

84.526 Chromatography Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 7711
Status Active

Coverage directed to the performance of packed and capillary column for gas chromatography and HPLC. Modern injection, detector and pumping systems used in chromatography are also discussed.

84.532 Advanced Physical Chemistry Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 7715
Status Active

Extension of introductory physical chemistry. Open to undergraduates and graduate students in chemistry and related fields. Emphasis is placed on classical and statistical thermodynamics; surface and colloid chemistry; and electronic and vibration-rotation spectra.

84.538 Biochemical Mechanisms Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 7720
Status Active

Discussion of various biochemical reactions from the point of view of organic reaction mechanisms. Kinetics, coenzymes and methods of the study of enzyme and catalysis and mechanisms are emphasized.

84.543 Modern Inorganic Chemistry Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 7722
Status Active

A theoretical treatment of atomic structure and chemical bonds, included are such topics as Russell Saunders' coupling, molecular orbital theory, ligand field theory, and descriptive coordination chemistry.

84.550 Biochemistry I Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 7726
Status Active

An advanced study of the structure and properties of proteins, nucleic acids, carbohydrates and lipids, including kinetics and mechanisms of enzyme action and detailed description of metabolic pathways of carbohydrates and lipids.

84.551 Biochemistry II Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 7727
Status Active

A continuation of 84.550 with emphasis on metabolic pathways of amino acids and nucleic acid, biosynthesis of proteins and selected topics in molecular biology and various areas of biochemistry.

84.560 Advanced Physical Biochemistry Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 7732
Status Active

Physical chemistry encompasses a group of principles and methods helpful in solving many different types of problems. This course will present selected principles of thermodynamics,kinetics, statistical thermodynamics and quantum mechanics as they are applied to biochemicalsystems. Various experimental techniques will be strongly emphasized in view of their importancein biochemical research.

84.562 Pharmaceutical Biochemistry Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 36766
Status Active

Pharmaceutical Biochemistry examines the biochemical and molecular mechanisms of drug interaction. Topics include basic aspects of molecular complementarity (molecular recognition), specificity and stability of ligand binding (energetus), as well as crystallographic and computational approaches.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 84.550 Biochemistry I

84.563 Chemistry Of Natural Products Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 7733
Status Active

Covers the proof of structure of various types of natural products, approaches to the total synthesis of these products and the biosynthetic pathways.

84.566 Nanomaterials and Nanostructures Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 37645
Status Active

Nanoscience and nanotechnology focus on the understanding and control of matter at the dimension of 1-100 nanometers, i.e., the nanoscale. Nanoscale structures, materials and devices have unique properties and functions solely because of their sizes. Research and technology development in nanoscience and nanotechnology aim at understanding the fundamental nanoscale phenomena, synthesizing, fabricating and imaging nanomaterials and nanostructures, and constructing nanoscale systems that offer unprecedented properties and functions. In this course, we will discuss the fundamental nanoscale phenomena. We will learn variety of nanomaterial characterization techniques including scanning probe, electron probe, absorption and particle spectroscopies. Fabrication processes of top-down and bottom-up approaches will be discussed, including molecular and material self-assembly. We will study surface phenomena and surface energy that are of critical importance for nanomaterials and nanostructures. We will also learn various ways to control the structures and properties of nanomaterials and surfaces. A variety of nanomaterials and nanostructures will be discussed, including metal, semiconductor, organic and inorganic nanoparticles, carbon nanomaterials, and various natural and synthetic nanostructured surfaces. Applications of these nanomaterials in nanomedicine and theranostics will also be discussed.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 84.222 Organic Chemistry IIA.

84.567 Computational Biochemistry Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 7735
Status Active

This course will provide and introductory survey of the basis of theory/simulations of biomolecules. It is accessible to anyone who has completed two semesters of undergraduate chemistry and who has some background in physical chemistry. Topics/examples will be borrowed from modern biological chemistry and biophysics of single biomolecules. The course will be useful for senior undergraduates and beginning graduate students. Chem/Bioinformatics 84.567 will attempt to cultivate computational skills, which on needs to tackle current scientific problems of biology and biophysics.

84.568 Structural Analysis Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 7736
Status Active

Practical applications of instrumental data in the determination of the structure of organic compounds and polymers. Includes mass spectrometry, ultra-violet spectroscopy, infrared spectroscopy and nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy. Open to undergraduate students with permission.

84.570 Protein Chemistry Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 7737
Status Active

This course outlines the assembly process, structural and functional attributes of protein. Special attention will be given to three-dimensional structures, folding, post translational modifications, misfolding and degradations, as well as biochemical and biophysical techniques used to elucidate protein structure and function.

84.580 Bioanalytical Chemistry Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 7739
Status Active

Analytical biochemistry involves the separation, detection, and analysis of biological molecules. This course addresses advanced theory and applications of contempory biochemical techniques and instrumentation. Topics covered include chromatographic and electrophoretic separation techniques, detection of biomolecules by spectroscopy and radiochemical methods, biological preparations, and structural analysis of proteins, nucleic acids, polysaccharides and lipids.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre or Co-Req: 84.550 Biochemistry I.

84.601 Chemistry Seminar Credits: 2

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Min Credits 2
Max Credits 2
Course ID 7741
Status Active

Required of all graduate students. Presentation of current topics by graduate students.

84.602 Chemistry Seminar Credits: 2

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Min Credits 2
Max Credits 2
Course ID 7742
Status Active

Required of all graduate students. Presentation of current topics by graduate students.

84.603 Chemistry Colloquium Credits: 1

Course Details
Min Credits 1
Max Credits 1
Course ID 7743
Status Active

Required of all graduate students. Presentation of current topics by visiting scientists and staff.

84.604 Chemistry Colloquium Credits: 1

Course Details
Min Credits 1
Max Credits 1
Course ID 7744
Status Active

Required of all graduate students. Presentation of current topics by visiting scientists and staff.

84.641 Co-Op Internship Credits: 0-1

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Min Credits 0
Max Credits 1
Course ID 35199
Status Active

Practical training for International Students in a Co-operative agreement with Industry or a Government Laboratory for 1 semester.

84.651 Selected Topics: Chemistry Credits: 3

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Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 7746
Status Active

Advanced topics in various fields of chemistry. Content may vary from year to year so that students may, by repeated enrollment, acquire a broad knowledge of contemporary chemistry.

84.652 Selected Topics: Chemistry Credits: 3

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Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 7747
Status Active

84.653 Chemical Oceanography Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 7748
Status Active

84.672 Surface and Colloid Chemistry Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 33615
Status Active

Surface and colloid chemistry describes the nanoscopic and mesoscopic regimes that connect molecular and macroscopic length scales. The course focuses on how phenomena at macroscopic surfaces and interfaces arise from molecular interactions. Intermolecular and surface forces discussed in detail include van der Waals and electrostatic forces, and how these together with steric interactions give rise to different molecular aggregates (self-assembled structures of surface active molecules and polymers) in bulk solution and in the vicinity of solid surfaces. Examples of modern experimental techniques for measurements of surface forces and for characterization of surfaces and aggregates are discussed and demonstrated.

84.705 Supervised Teaching Ch & Ps Credits: 0

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Min Credits 0
Max Credits 0
Course ID 7750
Status Active

84.731 Graduate Project in Chemistry Credits: 1

Course Details
Min Credits 1
Max Credits 1
Course ID 35693
Status Active

Continued research project supplementing the research credits for a doctoral student. This course will require special permission from the Graduate Coordinator.

84.741 Master's Thesis - Chemistry Credits: 1

Course Details
Min Credits 1
Max Credits 1
Course ID 36421
Status Active

Master's Thesis - Chemistry

84.743 Master's Thesis - Chemistry Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 7754
Status Active

84.746 Master's Thesis - Chemistry Credits: 6

Course Details
Min Credits 6
Max Credits 6
Course ID 7755
Status Active

84.749 Master's Thesis - Chemistry Credits: 9

Course Details
Min Credits 9
Max Credits 9
Course ID 7756
Status Active

84.751 Graduate Doctoral Research Credit Credits: 1

Course Details
Min Credits 1
Max Credits 1
Course ID 35659
Status Active

84.753 Doctoral Dissertation/Chemistry Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 7757
Status Active

84.756 Doctoral Dissertation/Chemistry Credits: 6

Course Details
Min Credits 6
Max Credits 6
Course ID 7758
Status Active

84.759 Doctoral Dissertation /Chemistry Credits: 9

Course Details
Min Credits 9
Max Credits 9
Course ID 7759
Status Active

84.763 Continued Graduate Research Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 7760
Status Active

84.769 Continued Graduate Research Credits: 9

Course Details
Min Credits 9
Max Credits 9
Course ID 7762
Status Active

97.503 Polymer Science I Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 8752
Status Active

A study of the principles of condensation, free radical, ionic, coordination and ring opening polymerization. The topics include the effect of polymerization techniques on reaction kinetics and molecular weight, and the evaluation of reactivity ratios in copolymerization reactions.

97.504 Polymer Science II Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 8753
Status Active

Introduction to chain statistics and thermodynamics of macromolecular solutions, methods of study of molecular weight and chain conformation, and the properties of polymers in bulk including viscoelasticity and crystallinity.

97.511 Biopolymers Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 8756
Status Active

Topics include conformation and configuration of vinyl polymers and polypeptides, energetics of chain folding and examination of the forces dictating ordered structures, helix to coil transitions in biopolymers with emphasis on polypeptide structures, instrumental analysis of biopolymer conformation, synthesis of biopolymers including polypeptides, polysaccarides and polynucleotides, and examination of relationships between synthetic polymers and naturally occurring polymers.

97.553 Macromolecules Organic Chemistry Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 8759
Status Active

An advanced study in polymer science concerned with the synthesis of macromolecules and their mechanisms of formation.

97.601 Polymer Science Seminar Credits: 2

Course Details
Min Credits 2
Max Credits 2
Course ID 8760
Status Active

Required of all Polymer Science graduate students. Presentation of current topics in polymer science by graduate students.

97.602 Seminar in Polymer Science Credits: 2

Course Details
Min Credits 2
Max Credits 2
Course ID 8761
Status Active

Required of all Polymer Science graduate students. Presentation of current topics in polymer science by graduate students.

97.603 Polymer Science Colloquium Credits: 1

Course Details
Min Credits 1
Max Credits 1
Course ID 8762
Status Active

Required of all Polymer Science graduate students. Presentation of current topics in polymer science by visiting scientists and staff.

97.604 Polymer Science Colloquium Credits: 1

Course Details
Min Credits 1
Max Credits 1
Course ID 8763
Status Active

Required of all Polymer Science graduate students. Presentation of current topics in polymer science by visiting scientists and staff.

97.649 Introduction to Conjugated Polymers Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 8764
Status Active

This course is an introduction to the fundamental science and potential applications of conjugated polymers in optical and electronic technologies. The topics covered include history, synthesis and molecular structure, including solid state polymerization; crystallinity and morpholgy, including assembly methods; electronic structure including energy bands, conjugation defects and photoelectron spectroscopy; properties of the insulating forms including light absorption and emission, thermochromism, carrier transport, electroluminescence and nonlinear optical properties; properties of the conducting forms, including ""doping""; some specific devices.

97.705 Supervised Teaching in Polymer Science Credits: 0

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Min Credits 0
Max Credits 0
Course ID 8767
Status Active

97.743 Master's Thesis in Polymer Science Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 8771
Status Active

97.746 Master's Thesis in Polymer Science Credits: 6

Course Details
Min Credits 6
Max Credits 6
Course ID 8772
Status Active

97.749 Master's Thesis in Polymer Science Credits: 9

Course Details
Min Credits 9
Max Credits 9
Course ID 8773
Status Active

97.751 Thesis Review Credits: 1

Course Details
Min Credits 1
Max Credits 1
Course ID 35642
Status Active

This is a one credit thesis review course.

97.753 Doctoral Dissertation in Polymer Science Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 8774
Status Active

97.756 Doctoral Dissertation in Polymer Science Credits: 6

Course Details
Min Credits 6
Max Credits 6
Course ID 8775
Status Active

97.759 Doctoral Dissertation in Polymer Science Credits: 1-9

Course Details
Min Credits 1
Max Credits 9
Course ID 8776
Status Active

97.769 Continued Graduate Research Credits: 9

Course Details
Min Credits 9
Max Credits 9
Course ID 8779
Status Active